Spate of burglaries in Kiltoom and Hill of Berries near Athlone

Gardaí in Athlone are investigating a spate of burglaries in the Kiltoom and Hill of Berries areas in the last week to ten days.

A house at Barrymore and a house at Hill of Berries were both broken into early on last Friday morning, one between a quarter past ten and a quarter to twelve, and the second happened sometime between nine in the morning and five that evening.

Entry was gained by forcing back windows in the houses and they were both ransacked.

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Another two houses also in the same areas had been broken into on the previous Thursday and Friday, and they also had back windows forced.

A quantity of jewellery was taken from one of the houses, and gardai are still trying to establish what was stolen from the others.